Amany Tawfik

Associate Professor

Amany Tawfik

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

The Graduate School


In 1993, I earned a medical degree from Egypt. I completed a Master degree in Internal Medicine. Through practicing medicine, I conducted clinical research and trained medical students and residents.

  • (706) 721-2582
  • CB 2603


  • MD, Medicine Mansoura University, 1992

Awards & Honors

  • NIH, R01 National Institute of Health, Office of the Director/NIH/ Pharmacology , 2019

  • NIH R01 Grant, Award #1 R01 EY029751-01 – NEI00072 NEI-NIH, 2019

  • 1RO1EY028714-01A1 Bartoli (PI) National Institute of Health, NIH/ National Eye Institute, Ophthalmology, 2018

  • Vision discovery institute (VDI) Pilot project grant Augusta University , 2017

  • AHA GSA Winter 2016 Scientist Development Grant American Heart association , 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • BMCC 5201

    Craniofacial Complex
  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • BMCR 5301

    Cardiovascular & Renal Systems
  • BMGH 5301

    Gastrointestinal & Hepatobilia
  • BMMS 5301

    Integ & Musculo Sys I
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • BMNN 5101

    Nervous SyS & Neuroscience I
  • BMRS 5301

    Respiratory System

Teaching Interests

I have contributed to didactic and lab teaching in various anatomy courses. In addition I have directed 2 journal club courses, contributed to teaching in DBIO5002 and the Bioclinical Seminar.
I also supervise a doctoral student and postdoctoral Fellow.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Homocysteine; a Potential Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Diabetic Retinopathy, 2019
    Cited Research
  • Monosodium Urate Contributes to Retinal Inflammation and Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Monosodium Urate Contributes to Retinal Inflammation and Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy. , 2019
    Cited Research
  • Homocysteine Induces Inflammation in Retina and Brain, 2018
  • Iron Overload Accelerates the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy in Association with Increased Retinal Renin Expression., 2018
    Cited Research

Research Interests

My research is focusing on studying the impact of metabolic disorders on retinal vasculature. In particular the increased levels of amino acid homocysteine and its role in inducing Blood retinal barrier dysfunction. Elucidating mechanisms of homocysteine mediated changes in Blood retinal barrier could lead to the development of treatments for retinal microvascular dysfunction in diseases associated with increased level of homocysteine, such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.

Department Service

  • 2019 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Research Advisory Committee 2019 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Affairs Committee 2019 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Community Service Committee 2019 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Professional Service

  • Year 2019 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • American Heart Association (AHA) 2019 - 2020

    Role: Member
  • The American Diabetes Association 2019 - 2020

    Role: Member
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate Human Research Program (NASA), 2019 - 2019

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • Journal of Clinical Medicine 2019 - 2019

    Role: Reviewer

Public Service

  • Food pantry of Islamic Society of Augusta (ISA) 2017 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 - 2018

    Role: Member